Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
SPOT studios in Riga, Latvia by Annvil
August 25th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Annvil
A modern and professional `SPOT studios` is the first photo studio in Latvia, which has created a water studio. It`s located inside Panorama Plaza, multifunctional building complex.
‘Light’ is the starting point for the design concept, to connect the interior with the company’s branding concept. The interior emphasizes the presence of light in various forms. As the studio has no direct access to daylight, designer used different lighting and shapes – robust spotlights, tube lights, light bulb strings and daylight bulbs – to achieve a dynamic light flow.
The interior is decked out with a combination of uncommon and contrasting finishes: drop paper with brutal concrete, lightweight plastic with heavy metals, transparent glass with thick vinyl rubber, and synthetic foil reflectors with natural wood. The choice of the materials and furniture pieces used for the interior had to be considered carefully as each room in the studio needed a good solution to be functional, mobile and easily transformable.
The interior is dominated by white a tone – which corresponds to the associative color of light – and accented by spot colors, from candy floss pink to electric yellow. This creates a bright and clean atmosphere. Stone white, milk white and shades of brilliant white all reflect the various color tones, creating a contemporary and bright space.
Behind the reception desk, a dividing screen made out of photography reflectors is placed to make the office room look more spacious. The central office desk has been designed from contrasting finishes- a metal frame combined with a leather imitation cover. Around the desk perimeter – a drop paper from Chenel.
As the studio has no direct access to daylight, there are used different lighting and shapes – robust spotlights, tube lights, light bulb strings and daylight bulbs – to achieve a dynamic light flow.
Entrance area marked by the black arrows on a concrete floor. In the both sides of office desk are placed sofas from Blofield. Sofas design is similar to classic Chesterfield sofa design. But they are made of thick rubber and vinyl coating. Sofas are inflatable with air, and easy moved in the room.
Foil reflectors – gold and silver reflectors of foil, material taken from the range of materials used in the photo industry. They reflect light and serve as a screen for metal shelves that are used for photo accessories storing.
Ping – pong table as an office desk. Top of the desk is made out of painted MDF while its legs designed from a heavy metal. Each employee’s work area is separated with a ping-pong net.
`Effect of faded color` is used as an accent in hallway to one of the three studio spaces. In gradient effect colored walls tonality from gently pink to the electric green can be viewed from show window.
Make up table of curtains with frills made out of leather imitation. Thanks to wheel, make up table is easy movable in the room.
The company’s logo signboard left a shadow on the pink colored wall as a association with SPOT studios name meaning.
Metal stairs which is a part of photo studio equipment become design object after painted in pink.
About Annvil studio:
Annvil is an award winning Latvian interior design Company whose mission is to bring sophisticated interior design, which aligns their core values with vivid colors, joyfulness, and positive inspirations. In 2012, Annvil won the competition “Объективность внутри” prize in the office interior design category in Russia. Annvil’s dynamic projects can be found throughout Europe, including Russia, Germany, Sweden and Lithuania. Its most distinctive project is contemporary interior design for the concert hall – Palladium in Riga. In 2011, the company won the competitive The Best Living Space Interior Design award in Latvia.